Inserogen, a team of UC Davis graduate students led by Lucas Arzola, has won the top prize in this year’s Big Bang! Annual Business Plan Competition for their plan to manufacture vaccines out of tobacco plants. The contest, which is organized by students at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, awards a top prize of $15,000.
The winner of the School’s annual Big Bang! Business Competition is Inserogen, a group of UC Davis students who conceived a process that substitutes tobacco plants for conventional vaccine manufacturing technologies, such as chicken eggs and cell culture, to cut development time for new vaccines from six months to as little as six weeks.
A new venture that could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars by accelerating development and production of animal and human vaccines won the $15,000 grand prize Thursday in the 10th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition organized by MBA students of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
(, May 21, 2010)
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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.